State of Georgia
Pension # S31681
On the twenty-third day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & thirty-two, personally came before the Superior Court of Jasper County, and the state Aforesaid. Daniel Freeman, a resident of said state and county, aged seventy-five years who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the dept of Congress June 7th 1822. That he enlisted as a private soldier in the army of the United States in the year seventeen hundred & seventy -----,( The exact year not now recollected,)with Capt. James Williams, and served in the Fourth Regiment of the North Carolina Line. Gen Nash's Brigade, under Col. James Thaxtons who combined to
enumerate all the time he was in the service. There were several officiers and under officiers changed frequently during the service names not now recollected. Was never enlisted but once back served a short tour previous to
his enlistment, as inductee under Col Rogers commanded by Gen Cardwell of North Carolinia, and was at the battle of Moor's Creek Bridge where we defeated the Tories. He left the service in the fall of the same year of the Battle of
Monmouth, time not now recollected. After enlisting, he rendezvoused at Wilmington, North Carolina, and marched from there to Hadley's Point in South Carolina. After remaining there awhile he marched from there through
North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. The brigade came together at Georgetown, from there to Philadelphia. From there over the Schuylkill under Gen. Washington to the
head of Elk, from thense to Shad's ford on the Brandywine, was in the battle fought there, and marched from there into winter Quarters at Valley Forge. He was in the battle of Germantown where Gen. Nash was killed and was near him
when he received his death wounds. He was also with the army at the battle of Monmouth in New Jersey but was not personally in the fight, having been detached on a flanking party that did come into the engagement.
In the fall of the year after the battle of Monmouth he was discharged at a place called White Plains to the best of his recollection. Having served out the full time for which he enlisted (two years and a half), he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court 23 Oct 1832. Court gave favorable opinion for Daniel Freeman's Rev. War service.
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Lew Guthrie 3 Aug 2003.
Created by: rhondajo
Record added: Apr 01, 2012
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